Permanent makeup is a technique that employs pigmentation of the dermis to produce designs that resemble makeup. It includes enhancing colors of the lips, face or eyelids etc. Permanent makeup is exactly what it says it is – you can go to the gym, dance, run or work all day and in the morning all you makeup is in place!
Here are some of the immediate and long-term results of permanent makeup
Simply put, permanent makeup enhances your features. It renders definition to your eyebrows, eyes and lips. Special colors are used for this purpose. The final look is so much like topically applied cosmetics, that it is difficult to tell. This also depends of the skills of the artist applying the makeup. The design, color value and the amount of pigment used are other major factors. At first, you might feel that the color is too dark, but do not worry, this is only because the color remains in the outermost epidermal layers of the skin. The colors soften over a few days during the healing process. The final result will definitely be a perfectly blended makeup that gives your face a great look all day!
The color lasts for many years – this generally varies from person to person and there is no specific time that can be defined. The beauty span for permanent makeup is influenced by many factors. Some of these factors are environmental – such as exposure to the sun can cause the color to fade. The amount of color used and the color of the pigment used also matter. They define the length of time the permanent makeup looks its best! Obtaining a natural looking finish is very critical. It also requires touchups when the makeup starts fading. Individual lifestyles are also a contributing factor. If you are in the sun for a long time daily such as gardening or swimming, your makeup fades sooner.
Looking for a permanent makeup solution? Maryam provides permanent makeup, eyeliner tattoo & permanent eyebrows from her Vancouver studio.
Neatly groomed eyebrows with a flattering shape make your face look aesthetically pleasing. There are many ‘do-it-yourself’ tools available to help you shape your eyebrows. If you aren’t skilled enough, you might just end up with unsymmetrical looking arches that look worse than the original! Getting your eyebrows shaped from a professional is hence important. But before you go, here is a list of do’s and don’ts.
After you make an appointment, understand that it will last for about 15 – 20 minutes. The time generally depends upon your eyebrows and the desired shape and how fine you wish to shape it. The eyebrows will last for another 2 – 8 weeks depending on your hair growth cycle. The good part of eyebrow threading is that it does not require hair to grow as long as waxing does. This is because the hair is plucked at a follicle level.
Do communicate with the esthetician
It’s important that you communicate with the esthetician about the type of eyebrows you wish. Explain how sharp you want the arch to be or how thick or thin you would like to shape them. You can also bring photos along to show the artist how your eyebrows should be.
Don’t use a razor in between appointments
In between appointments, never use a razor. It simply cuts the hair off the tips. IT does not remove them completely. This makes the hair that’s left over very coarse. It could also lead to in grown hair.
Do keep your touch up appointments
Estheticians generally recommend a touch up appointment before the hair grow too much, and the shape is lost again. It also helps maintain clean and neat eyebrows.
Don’t apply anything on your eyebrows
It’s important that you do not apply any moisturizers, cleansers or makeup right after hair removal. This helps keep bacteria away from the open pores.
Grooming right and looking neat and crisp is possible with shaping and threading those eyebrows. Perfectly symmetrical arches give your face a new and pretty look.
Maryam Collahi is recognized as Vancouver's Eyebrow Goddess, specializing in eyebrow threading & eyebrow feathering services. Book your appointment in downtown Vancouver.
Eyebrows are the frame to your face, the right shape and color can completely change your look and make you look 10 years younger.
Microblading is a semi permanent treatment that gives your brows a fuller, more defined, yet natural look. Feathering is a technique that helps re-create that perfect eyebrow by drawing hair from root to tip using a semi-permanent dye. Natural looking strokes are drawn using a hand tool creating a fine cut, depositing pigment onto the second layer of the skin. This is different from permanent makeup in the fact that the pigment stays close to the surface of the skin, giving you a more defined or crisp look.
At your Appointment
Upon arrival, we will place a topical numbing cream on your eyebrows. This makes the procedure painless and helps reduce redness. You will have time to consult and go over shape and color preferences. We will take photographs of your brows, and allow you to see the shape by drawing outlines using an eyebrow pencil. The procedure itself takes about 90 min.
One of the most common questions asked about this treatment is whether there are any side effects. For the first 10 days, you will feel that the eye brows are a shade darker than normal. But this does not last long. Within a few days, the color will blend and your eye brows will look more natural. Another common question asked is – how long does the treatment last? Well, if you follow all the aftercare advice, your brow feathering will last up to two years.
If you are looking for those perfect brows, I am currently taking appointments for Microblading.
For further consultation, you can call, email or book online! Please contact Maryam Collahi Studio or call us at 604.338.9434